A 'Clout' is a form of archery where the archers shoot arrows at a pole or flag some distance away. Typically these distances are much greater than you would shoot at a normal target when doing competition archery.




During a clout, men shoot from 180 yards and women from 140 yards. Juniors can shoot from 80-140 yards depending on their age group.

A single clout consists of three dozen arrows, shot in ends of six arrows, and makes for an enjoyable and distinct from of archery.

The object in a clout is to get your arrows as near to a pole or flag as possible with scoring achieved by use of a scoring marker around the radial of the flag. The pole and scoring zones in radius around the flag effectively make a huge target on the ground.